Ronaldo beats Robben, Walcott and Rooney in fastest footballer study 11 December 2009 - 16:26 | Sport.co.uk Ronaldo beats Robben, Walcott and Rooney in fastest footballer study Author: Ben Moss Posted on:11 December 2009 - 16:26 Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo is reportedly the world’s quickest footballer according to German publication Der Spiegel. The study claims the former Manchester United winger and Premier League speedster is quicker than Bayern Munich’s Arjen Robben, Arsenal’s Theo Walcott, and Manchester United’s Wayne Rooney. The man who recently usurped his Ballon d’Or award, Barcelona’s Lionel Messi, was not in the top five according to the study. The report claims Ronaldo reaches an average speed of 33.6 kilometres per hour (20.88 mph), marginally ahead of Robben who is measured at 32.9 kph. Making up the top five is Arsenal forward Robin Van Persie with an average speed of 32.1 kph. Top Five fastest footballers courtesy of Der Spiegel: Cristiano Ronaldo 33.6 kilometres per hour Arjen Robben 32.9 kph Theo Walcott 32.7 kph Wayne Rooney 32.6 kph Robin Van Persie 32.1 kph Surely this is flawed somewhat by the inclusion of Van Persie?